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Covid-19 was the leading cause of death in Brazil last month

. Sep 16, 2020
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Data from the Health Ministry shows that the coronavirus killed more Brazilians than anything else. The deaths caused by Covid-19 outnumbered those caused by cancer, strokes, pneumonia, or heart diseases.

Last month, the sixth since the pandemic arrived in Brazil, Brazil recorded 22,770 coronavirus deaths. This is more than all deaths by strokes and heart attack combined.

Overall, August 2020 registered the highest death tallies for the month since 2014.

According to data from Johns Hopkins University, only the U.S. has recorded more confirmed coronavirus deaths than Brazil (196,000 to 133,000).

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Lucas Berti

Lucas Berti covers international affairs — specialized in Latin American politics and markets. He has been published by Opera Mundi, Revista VIP, and The Intercept Brasil, among others.

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